NLRB postpones effective date of rights posting rule to April 30
The National Labor Relations Board has agreed to postpone the effective date of its employee rights notice-posting rule at the request of the federal court in Washington, DC hearing a legal challenge regarding the rule. The Board’s ruling states that it has determined that postponing the effective date of the rule would facilitate the resolution of the legal challenges that have been filed with respect to the rule. The new implementation date is April 30, 2012.
New NLRB rule may be high-water mark for Obama-era labor reform
With a 2-1 vote, the National Labor Relations Board yesterday finally adopted a controversial rule that seeks to speed up union elections by delaying most of employers’ election eligibility appeals until after the election is held. It will take effect on April 30, 2012. The rule change is one of the few pieces of labor law reform to occur since President Obama’s inauguration.
Report: Nurses continue to battle workplace-related pain; worker safety efforts have improved
Roughly 80% of nurses continue to work through neck, back and shoulder pain acquired on the job, according to a survey. But the same survey also had good news: the nursing profession is safer than it was 10 years ago due to increased use of safety equipment.
Nurse who contracted HIV with jab sheds anonymity
Mary Magee is Jane Doe. Twenty-four years ago she was a young nurse, just two months into a job on San Francisco General Hospital’s HIV/AIDS ward, when she accidentally stuck herself with a needle while changing a patient’s intravenous line. She tested positive for HIV six weeks later – the first such documented case in a health care worker at the hospital and only the 13th in the country.
Steffy: A new chapter for Deepwater Horizon survivor
Chad Murray was one of the last people off the Deepwater Horizon. He twice fought his way back through the burning, debris-strewn living quarters to help rescue injured co-workers, risking his life to save them from the smoke and flames. Earlier this year, he settled his legal claims with Transocean, the rig’s owner and his former employer, and while he can’t discuss the terms, he said he accepted a lower settlement so he could move on with his life.
Four ex-players sue NFL alleging brain damage
Four former National Football League players, including two Pro Bowl players, sued the league over brain injuries that they say left them facing medical problems years after their careers ended.
ASU Student Who Jumped Off Arizona Republic Building Was Newspaper’s Intern, Sources Say
An Arizona State University student who jumped off the Arizona Republic building in downtown Phoenix last night in an apparent suicide attempt was an intern at the newspaper, sources tell New Times.
Public Citizen’s Workplace Health & Safety Digest takes a holiday break
We’ll return in 2012! Have a happy and safe holiday season.